Auburn women breeze to SEC title

Auburn's Cydney Clanton watches her tee shot during the first round of the Women's NCAA Championship at Country Club of Landfall- Dye Course in Wilmington, N.C.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn’s women cruised to victory April 17 at the SEC Championship, finishing at even-par 864 and winning by a comfortable margin on its home course, the Auburn University Club. The Tigers were led by Cydney Clanton, who finished third individually at 2-under 214. She was joined by four other teammates in the top 20: Haley Wilson (11th), Marta Sanz (T-14), Patricia Sanz (T-14) and Carlie Yadloczky (T-19).

The Tigers, ranked No. 18 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, defeated No. 3 Alabama by 11 shots. Sixth-ranked LSU finished third, 23 shots behind Auburn in an field that included eight top-25 teams.

Tennessee’s Erica Popson earned individual medalist honors with rounds of 66-74-70 for a 6-under 210 total, good for a one-shot victory over Georgia’s Marta Silva, who shot a final-round 5-under 67. Silva entered at No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, while Popson was No. 17.

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